SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Before becoming the San Francisco 49ers coach, Jim Harbaugh had great success as Stanfords coach. But he failed to sign a bookworm linebacker out of Ohio who could have made a big difference.
Harbaugh calls missing out on that linebacker now Panthers star Luke Kuechly tragic.
Everything was great out there, but it felt so far away, Kuechly told Bay Area media Wednesday of choosing Boston College over the Cardinal. They always say a plane flight is a plane flight, but it was a long plane flight. My parents wouldnt be able to get to many games. At (Boston College) on the East Coast they were able to get to a lot of games in the ACC. The distance more than anything was the deal.
Kuechly said the next time he met Harbaugh at the NFL scouting combine of course Harbaugh razzed him a little about choosing the Eagles but it was all in fun.